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Journal Article

A systematic review of falls in hospital for patients with communication disability: highlighting an invisible population.

Hemsley B, Steel J, Worrall L, et al. Journal of safety research. 2019;68:89-105.

This systematic review of falls among individuals with speech, language, and voice disability found that these populations are often excluded from studies of falls. However, there is some evidence that communication disability leads to increased risk of falls and the authors call for further study for this population.